[amsat-bb] Re: Sband and Eagle: an appeal for a higher level discussion

Joe Leikhim rhyolite at nettally.com
Fri Sep 8 17:47:05 PDT 2006

This thread so reminds me of the past pleas for more mode B birds to 
replace AO-10 and AO-13. The AMSAT board response was that the VHF and 
UHF bands were getting noisy, illegal VHF and legal UHF interlopers were 
showing up and for the membership to embrace microwaves and build S band 
and L band stations.

Well I am one who has such a station and while I would love certainly to 
see mode B, come back, I am also fully equipped to excercise some S and 
L band experiments. 

I can understand that many households are polluted with 2.4 GHz toys, 
mine is. My solution will be to pull the plug on that stuff during 
operation and to utilize a medium size dish for the downlink (Note: 
those grid panels can't discriminate as well as a bigger dish, and 
secondly the IC-970 noise blanker works on some types of S band ISM 

Please someone tell me that we can work L and S band modes with HEO and  
linear transponders, I would become so much more interested in the hobby!

Joe Leikhim K4SAT

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

"Follow The Money"  ;-P

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